Tanzania Cultural Tourism

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Tanzania Cultural Tourism the tribal diversity and richness of culture in Tanzania is evident in the several ways including the local languages spoken, art and crafts, cultural ceremonies, Cuisine, way of life, national symbols and economic activities.

Tanzania is a prized tribal country with over 120 amazing ethnic groups, most of which comprise are fragmented communities that are gradually being assimilated into the larger population.Over years, Tanzania has consolidated its status as one of the best multicultural heritage destinations in Africa. As a result,cultural tourism has become a big magnet for cultural tourists from around the world.

Of late cultural tours to Tanzania’s tribal villages have become a prime highlight of most Tanzania safari itineraries. Languages Over 110 languages are spoken within the borders of Tanzania. Most of these hail from the Bantu fabric. Others belong to the language families Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan and Khoesan. Some of the local dialects include Bende, Bungu, Burunge, Datooga, Digo, Fipa, Gorowa, Gujarati, Hangaza, Hehe, Ikoma-Nata-Isenye, Kabwa, Kagulu, Kerewe, Kisankasa, Kw’adza, Logooli and many others.

 

The Government of Tanzania recognizes Swahili as the main official language used in government dealings, educational systems at the different levels, business transactions and in many other areas of national and international interest.Swahili was also perceived to the rightful language to foster national unity. Some immigrant languages from Europe and Asia are also used particularly English which is used along side Swahili.

 

Several literatures have been published in Swahili to keep the original words of the language.Tanzania CuisineTanzanian cuisine is widely varied. At the coastal regions of Dar-es-salaam, Bagamoyo, Pemba and Zanzibar, several zesty foods are preferred, and there is also much use of coconut milk. The mainland regions have their own uniquely prepared foods such as rice (Wali), grilled meat (Nyama Choma), maize porridge (Ugali), marinated beef (Mshikaki), beans (Maharage) fish, Pilau & Biryani, plantains with meat (Ndizi-Nyama)Commonly used vegetables include Bamia (okra), a kind of spinach (Mchicha), green peas (Njegere) and cassava leaves (Kisamvu). Some of the popular snacks prepared are bread rolls (Maandazi), Visheti, Kashata, Kabab, and Vileja, Vitumbua (rice patties), Bagia and much more.

There are several local beverages brewed in the country but usually this depends on the different tribes and locality. Some of the Tanzania’s local Brews include Wanzuki, Mnazi and Mbege among the Chagga. Along the shore of Lake Victoria are the Haya with their popular Mbandule. Masai of Tanzania .

The Masai PeopleThe Masai are perhaps the most well known of Tanzania’s tribes and occupy the country’s northern regions. Masai are characteristically pastoralists who fiercely guard their culture and traditions. Their way of life revolves around their herds of cattle and continuous migrate with their livestock to feed the livestock. They live in circular enclosures known as manyatas, where small mud huts surround a secure open circle where their cattle and other herd animals sleep.

Bamboo thick bushes form a boundary fence around the enclosure to safe guard animals from attacks by predators and rustlers.Masai settlements are temporary and easily relocated to where grazing and water access is best. Tribal tradition separates men and women into different age groups.

 

Elderly male command absolute respect in Masai society and once a warrior becomes an elder; he attains acceptance to get a woman start his own family.

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